Position Vacant: Junior Girls Development Technical Director

Garden Suburb FC are seeking expressions of interest for the role of Technical Director for Junior Girls Development.

This is an exciting opportunity for interested coaches to be involved in the construction of an elite girls junior development program.

Garden Suburb FC have a rapidly growing female player base and for season 2018 the club is seeking to implement a Junior Girls Development Program based on the Skills Training and Game Phases of Development. the Technical Director will oversee the development and growth of this program and coordinate program coaches.

A position description is available at Garden Suburb FC Technical Director Position Description

For more information or to lodge an expression of interest, please email gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au or call club President Leonard Allen on 0421278619.

Expressions of interest close November 17th 2017.

Any Junior girls interested in joining the program as a player can join our mailing list by contacting us at gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au

Macquarie Referees Courses

For any of our registered players who are considering becoming a referee please read below.

In support of this our club will reimburse the $45 fee for any registered player who successfully completes the course.

Details as follows:

A Level 4 Referee Course for new referees will be held at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility at Speers Point on Sunday 19 November 2017 from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Participants who attend and pass the one day course will gain formal accreditation as a match official, enabling them to join our association and officiate with it next season on competition and Mini-Roos matches within the Macquarie football zone.

The cost to attend the course is $45.00, which includes the price of a Laws of the Game Book and a professional referee whistle. Registrations for the course are now open on My Football Club or through clicking on the following link:


Potential participants are welcome to contact Brad Carlin on the number below if they have any questions about the course or the process in becoming a referee.

Brad Carlin
Macquarie Football Referees Association Inc.
PO Box 173
Warners Bay NSW 2282
M: 0432 179 245
E: presidentmfrai@live.com.au
W: www.mfrai.com

Zone League Shirt Sponsors Wanted

Exciting opportunities exist next season to secure sponsorship space on our Zone League squads jerseys across all three grades.

The squad had a great season this year with both First and Reserve grades reaching the semis and Reserve grade narrowly losing the Grand Final. With further building we believe the squad has the ability and depth to go further next season.

Sponsorship is available for;

– Front of Shirt
– Rear of Shirt
– Sleeves

Packages can also be put together to include field signage.

For more information, costs and availability please contact the club gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au



Kingfishers in the Finals – Get out and support the club

Its a weekend of huge games for the club this weekend, get out and support the teams that are playing.

Semi Finals
U14E’s v New Lambton – Sat 10:15am Novocastrian Park 2, New Lambton

O35E v Sth Cardiff – Sat 4pm Novocastrian Park 2, New Lambton

O35B v Warners Bay – Sat 3:45pm Aitcheson Reserve 1, Blacksmiths

All Age Women E v Lambton Jaffas – Sun 12:15pm Aitcheson Reserve 2, Blacksmiths

All Age Women B v Uni – Sun 1pm, Fieldsend Oval, Maitland

Zone League
Saturday at home is a huge day for our Zone League against Westlakes with First Grade still in the hunt for the minor premiership. Get along to support all three grades on ‘Old Boys Day’, we would love to see all past players there.

The ground is fully licensed and the full canteen will be open.

Third’s – 1pm
Reserves – 2:45pm
Firsts – 4:30pm

McGrath Foundation Pink Day for Breast Cancer – Sunday 30th July.

Garden Suburb Football Club are hosting a PINK day in support of the McGrath Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness. With both the men’s and women’s teams playing, this is shaping up to be a huge day at the club. This cause is very close to our hearts and we hope to raise a great deal of much needed funds.

There will be champagne & strawberries available for $5 in addition to the usual range of amazing food and beverages available from the canteen. There will also be raffles throughout the day and the 100 Club.

Come along on the day and support the teams:
All Age Women
– 9:00 AM – H Grade Kick Off against Jesmond
– 10:30 AM – E Grade Kick Off against Belswans
– 12:00 PM – B Grade Kick Off against Cooks Hill

Zone League
– 11:00 AM – Third Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC
– 12:45 PM – Reserve Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC
– 2:30 PM – First Grade Kick Off against Beresfield FC

You can also assist by donating – either on the day, or by visting:

Just click on the “Donate” button to make a donation and you will be emailed a tax-deductible receipt straight away. Every dollar makes a difference and you will be helping the McGrath Foundation place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia.

To find out more about the McGrath Foundation, visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au or www.facebook.com/McGrathFoundation

Info for anyone wanting to become a referee

For anyone considering becoming a referee, NNSW have passed on the following information.
Please see below details of an introductory level 4 referee course to communicate to your players & members.
To undertake this training program you must be at least 13 years of age and have successfully passed the online Laws of the Game within the past two years.
This training program is aimed at match officials officiating in junior and youth matches.
The program consists of theory modules, practical sessions and practical mentoring in matches as a referee and assistant referee.
Upon completion of all components referees will be officially qualified as a Level 4 Referee. The qualification is valid for a period of up to 4 years.
To complete the online component visit: https://laws.myfootballclub.com.au/ . Once completed print your certificate & bring it with you to the course.
Course: Level 4 Referee (this is where all referees start)
Date: Sunday 8th October 2017
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility – 13 Park Rd Speers Point
To register click here http://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/Entry/?EID=16925
For any enquiries please contact Brad Carlin (bcarlin@northernnswfootball.com.au) or Ross Hicks rhicks@northernnswfootball.com.au.

Sponsors wanted for club AWAY strip

The club is in the process of purchasing two new Puma away kits to be set aside for big games such as FFA Cup, Womens State Cup, Semi Finals, Finals and Grand Finals.

To help pay for these two kits the club is seeking sponsors for the various spots available.

– Front Shirt
– Sleeves (x2)
– Back of shirt

Each of the two kits will have the same sponsors an we expect these kits to be in use for at least 5 seasons.

We need to have the shirt designs finalised next week, so if you are interested in being on these shirts, please get in touch with the club by email at gardensuburbfc@macquariefootball.net.au Prices for sponsorship are negotiable, but will be given to the highest offer.

2017 Zone League Rd 1 and Junior Trial Day – Sat April 1

Saturday April 1 is set to be a huge day at the club with Round 1 of Zone Leagues Season on Lance Yorke, this game is also the Bypass Cup, and Junior trials taking place on Margaret West Playing field.

Please allow extra time to find a park as the grounds will be busier than usual.

Game times are as follows.

Margaret West Field
Under 6 Boys – 9am
Under 6 Girls – 10am
Under 7 Girls – 10am
Under 7 Boys – 11am
Under 8 Boys – 830am
Under 8 Girls – 930am
Under 9 Girls – 1030am
Under 9 Boys – 1130am
Under 10 Boys – 9am
Under 10 Girls – 10am
Under 11 Boys – 11am
Under 13 Boys – 830am
Under 14 Boys – 940am
Under 17 Boys – 1230pm
Over 35/1 – 2pm
Over 35/2 – 330pm

Lance Yorke
Under 13 Boys – 8:30am
Under 14 Boys -9:40am
Zone League 3rd – 11am
Zone League 2nd – 1245pm
Zone League 1st – 230pm